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SOOOOOO excited.

Monday, June 20, 2011

I love going to Manhattan. It's one of my very favorite places to be. Doesn't matter what part of the city, I just love it.

Today I'm staying in mid-town to do some shopping. My best friend needs a dress for a wedding (not a wedding dress) so I suggested we take the bus into New York and look for a dress there! So while she looks for a dress, I am keeping my eyes peeled for some new jeans, a summer purse, some red canvas TOMS, and a summer dress.

We'll spend a little time in Central Park - the weather is looking to be beautiful today!

I love to shop, I really do. And I know enough about myself that I know whatever I buy will be something I will use a lot.

And I'm leaving on Thursday for New Orleans - I can't wait. I just got an e-mail from my mom that we have reservations at Emeril's restaurant for Sunday night. I LOVE me some Cajun and Creole cooking. But I think I'll do my best to stick with the crawfish and stay away from the etouffee (sp?).

There is a dove walking around our porch. I almost shooed it away, but I think I'll leave it there. Better than a woodpecker destroying our house.

Have a super day!

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EATNBOOGERS 7/1/2011 12:16PM

    Hey, I just got back from NYC. My first time. I think I don't like it as much as you. ;-)

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SOUTHGOINGZAX 6/29/2011 1:14PM

    I hope you had a great trip! I'm finding it hard to be on SP much, but I wanted to stop by and say hi! Did you buy anything cool in NY?

I hope you've had a great June!

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COOPSM 6/22/2011 8:52PM

    Carrie--I am sure you enjoyed the City....have a great time in NOLA!!! Safe travels!!!

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ROOT4HOME 6/20/2011 12:09PM

    What a fun trip!! NY & awesome!

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CASSIOEPIA 6/20/2011 9:40AM

    Have fun today (although it already sounds like you have that part covered).

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CHELLES_BELLS 6/20/2011 9:30AM

    How fun! Sounds like a perfect day!

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MUFFIY831 6/20/2011 8:28AM

    Your summer's off to an awesome start! Have fun in NYC and NO!! :)

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Today was a busy day! I:

- baked a loaf of lentil-curry bread
- changed a lock
- used the caulking gun to fix some floor runners in the kitchen and bathroom
- hung up some stuff in the basement stairway
- did some laundry
- went for a two mile walk with honey
- wrapped a baby shower present
- cleaned out two closets
- organized videos and DVDs
- cleaned out a box in the basement and threw some stuff away

Phew! I am tired.

Tomorrow I am going to NYC with my bestie - going to do some shopping and walking. It looks like it's going to be a nice day! I LOVE the city!!!

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GOEGIRL 6/19/2011 11:34PM

    You know you don't have to get your ENTIRE to do list done on the first weekend of vacation! lol - good for you!!

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CASSIOEPIA 6/19/2011 11:31PM

    Have fun tomorrow! Sounds like you had quite a productive day.

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ETTEZEUS 6/19/2011 9:54PM

    Have a great time in the city!

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Friday, June 17, 2011

What a wonderful way to start my summer vacation!

Lots of quality time with honey, a healthy lunch, a mid-morning swim, some on-line shopping, a good (cheap!) bottle of wine...


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SEPPIESUSAN 6/19/2011 8:24AM

    My last day of school is Thursday...I cannot wait to be writing a blog like this soon!!!

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NICOFTHYME 6/18/2011 8:02AM

    Sounds delightful...ENJOY! emoticon

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    Sounds perfect...and cheap wine tastes better in my opinion.

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CAMROLA 6/17/2011 9:57PM


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CASSIOEPIA 6/17/2011 9:06PM

    emoticon Enjoy!

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Hooray hooray!!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

It's the last day of school!!!! Tomorrow is a teacher work day, but today is our last day with the kids!

Last night I hardly got any sleep. I was really upset about Friday's break-in, and I kept thinking about people coming into our house. Brad is being really good about it - he is really supportive and understanding, and he is not taking any of my feelings lightly. I truly have a wonderful partner.

And as I was laying in bed, not able to sleep, I thought about how truly lucky we were that neither of us were home, and that nothing really important to us got stolen. For a long while I was truly thankful that Brad and I don't buy a lot of stuff.

Not that I don't *like* stuff, but I really looked around to see what was important to me. I realized that none of the important stuff was the latest gadget (well okay, my phone and my computer are pretty darn important), but my linens that my grandmother sewed, the oil pourer from Italy and the chopsticks from China...

So along with my summer goals of adding more cardio and eating mostly plants, I am going to take more time to appreciate what I have. Clean out things that I don't love and/or use, and spend some time on Freecycle.

water water water!
sushi for lunch! - we are getting take-out to celebrate the last day
ONE ice cream today. I have been going ice cream crazy.
do some form of cardio
post SOMETHING on Freecycle - get the ball rolling

Good thing!
I put on a skirt that was getting a little tight (eep!) and today it was not tight. Hooray! Hooray for water and fruits and veggies!

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ETTEZEUS 6/15/2011 11:56PM

    I've been purging stuff too! It feels good to *downsize*.
I LOVE Sushi!

Have a great day!

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CAMROLA 6/15/2011 10:55PM

    Sounds like you're processing as you should--not an easy thing to shake--but I love that you're gaining perspective and making it a tool for positive change. That's the best way to get past it! Sending positive thoughts... and yay for school almost over. Enjoy that!

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KALIGIRL 6/15/2011 1:13PM

    Sorry about the break-in, but glad you're turning it into an opportunity to appreciate what you have.
emoticon goals!

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NCREMEENS 6/15/2011 9:44AM

    Sorry to hear about your break-in. That is awful! Yay for your last day of school! I'm on my 3rd week off and MAN is it ever wonderful! I'm jealous - I LOVE sushi...

Congrats on your skirt not being tight anymore!

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MARLIMOO 6/15/2011 8:15AM

    I am sorry about the break in. AWFUL. Glad you guys are safe. Ice cream- why do I love thee? I held off last night. Not sure how - opted for popcorn mixed with choc chips- just a few, and some granola. My own chex mix. Be good!

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    YAY!!! kindergartener's last day and tomorrow the rest of the boys wrap up this school year.

I'm so happy that your skirt was not tight anymore-my scale showed me 143.8 this morning. UGH! NOT official weigh in day but it's not good either. I felt like I did better yesterday but then one day isn't going to melt away the pounds....feel like I"m spiraling downwards~
Brad sounds like a fabulous man to support you while you heal from the breakin...
Have a fabulous day, Carrie!!! You deserve it!

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Nap Power!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I love to nap. I can nap any time, almost anywhere. I took a nap at 7:00 tonight. And now I'm getting stuff done.

I have decided that I'm going to ride out the last day of school and then get down to business as far as taking care of myself better. I'll focus on goals and habits, and Sparking will be a regular part of my day.

Off to do some more stuff!

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KATZABELLAMAMA 6/14/2011 11:53PM

    I took a bit of a cat nap this afternoon myself I guess I needed it! I am jealous you have the summer off. Hope you have a great day!

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COOPSM 6/14/2011 10:05PM

    Carrie--naps rock!!! I find I get so much more done after one too!!! Have a great night!!!

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